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F1 ICONS: Melanie Villeneuve on her father Gilles, the legendary Ferrari racer

Gilles Villeneuve’s daughter

Melanie Villeneuve
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Gilles Villeneuve is regarded as one of the fastest drivers in F1 history who missed out on a world title, with the Canadian’s life and career cruelly cut short amid controversy involving Ferrari team mate Didier Pironi. Following the release of the documentary Villeneuve Pironi – Racing’s Untold Tragedy, Gilles’ daughter, Melanie, shares some early memories of her dad, his lasting legacy and how the family plan to honour him moving forward…

I was raised on the tracks with my dad, my mum Joann and my brother Jacques.

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